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Tree pruning along Avenue of Honour

Autumn leaves fall from trees onto road.

Works will soon begin to improve conditions of trees along the Campbells Creek Avenue of Honour.

Monday 19 August 2019

Mount Alexander Shire Council will soon start a program to improve the health and condition of trees planted along the Campbells Creek Avenue of Honour.

The trees along Main Road, Campbells Creek, were planted in 1921 to commemorate World War I. A recent audit identified health and safety issues with some of the trees due to their mature age and historic pruning practices.

To preserve the significance of the avenue of honour and protect public safety Council will undertake a staged program of tree works and planting over the next few years.

The works include removal of hazardous trees and branches, pruning over-extended branches, removing poor-growing trees and replacing trees.

The first stage of the program will start in the coming weeks with the removal of five Canadian Poplars (Populus x canadensis).

The five trees have been independently identified as hazardous due to excessive trunk decay, poor branch attachment and dead wood. They are located at 20 and 22 Main Road and at Thompsons Transport (opposite 9 Main Road).

Tree planting to replace the removed trees and other vacant tree planting sites will be undertaken as part of Council’s street tree planting program mid next year.

Council is exploring additional funding opportunities to schedule further works along the Campbells Creek Avenue of Honour.

Last year Council received a $36,600 grant from the Victorian Government to improve the health and condition of trees along avenues of honour in Chewton and Newstead.


Image: Works will soon begin on the Campbells Creek Avenue of Honour.


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